Antonio Conte Admits He Misses Italy

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has admitted he misses Italy and plans to return in the future.

Conte took over at Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.

“I miss it, that’s beyond doubt,” he told RadioUno. “Italy is my homeland, so once I have had some good experiences, formative experiences, important and life-changing experiences, I’ll be back. I don’t know when but that’s the aim.”

Antonio Conte ruled out the possibility of working in China, but admitted some uncertainty over what might happen in the remainder of his career.

“It’s always difficult to predict the future,” he said. “Us managers have the most precarious job of all. Today you’re working, tomorrow you’re out. I want to succeed, to finish one project and make the right decision about the next. This experience has given me so much, has improved me so much, but perhaps in the future I won’t be a manager. Perhaps I’ll work as a director of football. I don’t know.”

Having won the league in his first season at Chelsea, Conte says the club have made no specific demands about his second. “The Premier League is an extremely difficult competition,” he said. “Six teams are in contention for the title and this year the battle will be harder still – the two Manchester clubs, Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal, it really is a great battle. Chelsea haven’t given me any particular target, we simply try to do our best.”

Culled from: 360 Nobs

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